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DYLAN REILLY, Opinions Editor Emeritus

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Obama’s Crusade to Obfuscate Militant Islam

February 26, 2015

On Feb. 2, President Obama made some peculiar remarks during a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast held in Washington DC, with his esteemed guests, the 14th Dalai Lama and NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell...

Japan Should Stay Away From ISIS Conflict

February 5, 2015

On Sunday, Feb. 1, the Islamic State released a video showing the execution of the second Japanese hostage, Kenji Goto, a war correspondent whose work often focused on the suffering of families and children...

French President Francois Hollande and US President meet for a military review at the White House, in Washington, DC, on February 11, 2014. (Pool photo by Chip Somodevilla courtesy of Getty Images via Abaca Press/MCT)

U.S. Military Presence in Europe Needs to be Reassessed

January 21, 2015

The Pentagon announced on Jan. 8 that it would be ending operations at 15 sites in Europe, including an air base in Britain and several facilities in Germany, a move projected to save $500 million...

Turkish tanks parked in a lot near the border with Syria on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The northern Syrian city of Kobani, under siege from Islamic militants, is in the background. (Courtesy Guy Gurman via TNS)

Turkey Has a Good Reason to Sit Out the Third American-Iraqi War

November 20, 2014

What do Turks, Kurds, Syrian Arabs and Iraqi Arabs have in common? They were once part of the same country, the Ottoman Empire. Today, one of these groups is not like the others—the Kurds did not get...

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US Strategy in Syria is Untenable

October 10, 2014

The United States and allies have begun conducting airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, and Congress has authorized $500 million to train and equip “moderate” Syrian rebels. Curiously,...

A Prussian Approach to the Russian-European Conflict

September 25, 2014

At a speech in Estonia earlier this month, President Barack Obama asserted that “[t]he defense of Tallinn and Riga and Vilnius is just as important as the defense of Berlin and Paris and London.”...

Counterpoint: Kurdistan Has a Future, Not a United Iraq

Counterpoint: Kurdistan Has a Future, Not a United Iraq

August 28, 2014

The Iraq question is back a third time and worse than ever. It would be difficult for any American president to admit that promoting democracy abroad is the wrong course of action, but it is time...

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Gun Control Efforts Are Futile and Misguided

May 1, 2014

The right to bear arms is under fire as per usual and by none other than Michael Bloomberg, for whom gun control has been an important issue for quite some time. The plutocrat and former mayor of...

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Can We Afford To Erase Israel’s ‘Jewishness’?

April 2, 2014

As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict rolls into another year, a fresh round of U.S.-sponsored negotiations are being hammered out between the conflicting sides. The deadline for some kind of framework...

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Should The U.S. Get Involved In Ukraine?

February 26, 2014

After three months of civil unrest and government oppression, many people worry the crisis in Ukraine has the potential to escalate into an open conflict. Anti-government protestors have taken to the...

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Contraception Isn’t Responsible for Declining Morality

November 14, 2013

In his 1968 encyclical “Humanae Vitae,” Pope Paul VI made several predictions about the effects of widespread artificial contraceptive use. He believed it would result in a lowering of moral standards,...

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Focus Should be on Preparing for Environmental Changes Rather Than Cutting Emissions

October 3, 2013

When it comes to climate change, I cannot help but feel a certain sense of pessimism. Environmentalist eschatology tells us that climate change will usher in a millenarian age of severe droughts, worsening...

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